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by Leele Nascimento

“I am inhabited by a cry.

Nightly it flaps out

Looking, with its hooks, for something to love.


I am terrified by this dark thing

That sleeps in me;

All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.”

Elm by Sylvia Plath


Graphite and white conté pencil on 80 lb. paper (Strathmore Toned Tan)

Paper size: 7 x 9 inches

Important: This piece is unframed and it’s sprayed with a fixative.

Venari is a Latin word that expresses the feeling of being hunted. This drawing tries to encapsulate the fear of being targeted by the unknown and protected at the same time by solitude, as a self-defense mechanism.

Height: 9 inches | 22,9 cm
Width: 7 inches | 17,8 cm
Surface: Strathmore Toned Tan Paper 80 lb. | 118 g/m² Acid free

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Leele Nascimento is a painter and illustrator from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She loves representing the human figure and nature in her artwork and likes to explore the subject under the themes of solitude, melancholy and escapism as a way to reflect about our own existence. She received her BFA of painting from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and works mostly with traditional media but also likes to explore with digital painting as well.

She is inspired by the pre-raphaelite brotherhood, books, music, horror and fantasy movies and rainy days.